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Ceropegia sandersonii

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Ceropegia sandersonii
Ceropegia sandersonii is a climbing or hanging plant that produces fly-trapping flowers all year round. It is often known as the parachute or umbrella plant because of the unusual shape of its flowers. Ceropegia sandersonii is fairly straightforward to care for and suitable for placement on a windowsill or in a dry terrarium.
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Plant type
foliage plant
Place
indoor
Place
container plant
Adult width:
40 cm
Light
full light
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
special

Product info

In the wild, Ceropegia sandersonii is found in South Africa and Swaziland and the coastal regions of Mozambique where it inhabits tropical and subtropical regions. This Ceropegia has thick, fleshy leaves but it is the plant's underground storage organs that ensure its survival in periods of drought. In the wet season Ceropegia sandersonii develops mottled green and white flowers with a hint of lime fragrance that attracts flies looking for a place to lay their eggs. When a fly crawls into the flower, an oily substance ensures it slides down the corolla tube and becomes trapped. Small hairs pointing downwards prevent it from escaping. The flowers contain nectar and cells permeable to sunlight, fooling the fly into think there is an exit towards the light. When the fly starts to consume the plant's nectar it becomes covered in pollen. After a couple of days the flower changes position and the small hairs point in the opposite direction allowing the fly to escape. It can then start pollinating other flowers.
Height:
10 cm
10 cm
Width:
5 cm
5 cm
Adult height:
100 cm
100 cm
Adult width:
40 cm
40 cm
Flower period:
All year
all year
Temperature winter:
5 °C
5 °C
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Foliage plant
foliage plant
Growth habit:
Climbing
climbing
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Properties:
Special
special
Araflora info:
Limited
limited
Natural habitat:
South America
South America
Altitude range:
0-1000 m
0-1000 m

Plant care

Ceropegia sandersonii is fairly straightforward to care for. With sufficient amounts of water and light it will grow and bloom all year round. Ceropegia sandersonii can tolerate dry air and thrives at room temperature. It can handle fluctuations in temperature but never lower than 12 degrees Celsius. The flowers normally develop on young shoots. It is therefore advisable to prune Ceropegia sandersonii in order to produce the maximum number of blooms. New shoots can be left to trail in a hanging basket or trained on a stake or trellis. Flowers take about three weeks to develop. Keep the soil moist and place the plant in bright light but not in direct sunlight. Do not water excessively and feed sparingly. Ceropegia sandersonii is not unduly susceptible to pests or diseases.
Care:
Easy
easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Place:
Container plant
container plant
Light:
Full light
full light
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Watering tips:
Not standing in water
not standing in water
Maintenance:
Can be pruned
can be pruned
Air circulation:
Normal
normal
Air humidity at day:
60-90%
60-90%
Air humidity at night:
70-90%
70-90%
Temperature max:
35 °C
35 °C
Temperature min:
5 °C
5 °C
Fertilize:
Medium
medium
Soil type:
Mixed
mixed
Repotting:
After 1 year
after 1 year

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